Immigration Law

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Burning Down the House: Circuits Split on Arson - Isaacson
Posted on 31 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The lyrics of the Talking Heads song “Burning Down the House” do not mention whether the house in question was involved in commerce. According to Jones v. United States , 529 U.S. 848 (2000) , however, arson of “an owner-occupied... Read More

Matter of Chairez-Castrejon, 26 I&N Dec. 478 (BIA 2015)
Posted on 12 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

(1) With respect to aggravated felony convictions, Immigration Judges must follow the law of the circuit court of appeals in whose jurisdiction they sit in evaluating issues of divisibility, so the interpretation of Descamps v. United States, 133 S. Ct... Read More